^If you say so. But Smallville
was designed to interpret the Superman mythos for viewers who wouldn't be normally interested in Superman. These days it's incorporating a lot more DCU mythology, but that's partly because it's had years to ease the audience into it and partly because movies like Iron Man
and The Dark Knight
have made superhero fiction more respectable. But back when Smallville
first started, something like the Legion would never have passed muster because it was just too far out.